Notepad++ opening ActionScript files

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    Notepad++ opening ActionScript files

    So I just started a new job programming in Flex 3 - I absolutely love it. I was toying around with the different options for IDEs and editors and stuff - and I really like Notepad++.

    .as and .java (among others) files are registered to notepad++ - so when I double click 'em, Notepad++ automatically opens. When I open a java file, it recognizes it and applies that java syntax highlighting without me doing anything. When I open ActionScript files, it provides minimal generic highlighting, and I have to manually select "ActionScript" from the drop-down languages menu.

    No serious issue, but really annoying when you're working with as many little files as I am. Does any one know what the problem might be?

    I noticed that .as files are listed under the category "property script" in one menu, with what appear to be vb files and a couple of others... that might have something to do with it, but I didn't see any way to edit that at all.

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    Wow, that's funny. I never noticed that before, but it does look like Notepad++ has ".as" files listed under more than one language.

    You should probably try editing the langs.xml / langs.model.xml files (they should be in the folder where you installed Notepad++), and editing the extensions yourself. For me, ".as" files are listed under Actionscript and Haskell (and maybe more), and Haskell seems to take precedence.

    I'm not sure what the difference between langs.xml and langs.model.xml is, so you might not have to edit both.

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    .as for Haskell is weird - Haskell customarily uses .hs and .lhs.
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    Problem solved! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    .as for Haskell is weird - Haskell customarily uses .hs and .lhs.
    Perhaps created by a UK East Londoner, pronouncing it 'askell?

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    Does notepad++ support macros? You could always record one if the other options don't work.

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    Yeah, it does support macros (judging by the fact that a macros menu exists - I haven't actually toyed with them yet), just for the record. It's really programmable - I like that.

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